Starry Night: A Christmas Novel

Starry Night: A Christmas Novel

by Debbie Macomber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345528902
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 113,829
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides,and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and three of her beloved Christmas novels have been  hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. In 2013, Hallmark Channel began production on the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Chapter One

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Starry Night: A Christmas Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 188 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The review of book says it is 256 pages, and the actual page count is 152 with 9 of those pages give over to excerpts from another book. I was not worth paying $7.99 for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No plot & no character development. Lots of minor conflicts that were easily & perfectly resolved every single time. The Alaskan survivalist left the cabin a couple of times but we have no idea what he was doing otherwise there really wasn't a survivalist point to the story line. It could have been a good story if the author would have taken some time with it instead of mass producing books. Save your time & money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ok if you just want something to amuse - not too memorable
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
I look forward to a new holiday novel by Debbie Macomber every year and this fall is no exception. Starry Night brings together many of Macomber’s favorite settings, both Seattle and Alaska are represented in this breezy romance between newspaper reporter Carrie Slayton and reclusive author Finn Dalton. Promised any story she wants after two years of toiling on the society pages of a Chicago daily, Carrie’s editor challenges her to procure an interview with bestselling author Finn Dalton. Finn, however, values his privacy and doesn’t want to be found. Carrie digs deep and with her ties to the Pacific Northwest, is able to uncover a way to reach Finn that leads to a cabin far outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The story only takes place over the time of several weeks, but Macomber’s rich descriptions of the land and easy dialogue between the characters make the most insurmountable obstacle (present in any good romance!) seem doable. What seems like a very straightforward romance becomes a tender holiday story in Macomber’s capable hands.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Starry Night is the 76th stand-alone novel by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. It is almost Thanksgiving, and while Carrie Slayton misses her family in Seattle, she is hoping her job at the Chicago Herald will further her career as a journalist. But so far, she’s been stuck in the society pages. When Carrie declares her intention to quit, her boss promises her meatier fare if she can manage to track down and interview reclusive writer, Finn Dalton. Carrie rises to the challenge and is surprisingly successful, managing to get herself dropped at his cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. But welcomed with open arms, she is not, and an uncooperative Finn threatens to derail her grand plans. And when she finally gets her story, she faces another dilemma. Macomber is the queen of feel-good romance, and this one is no exception: a Christmas happily ever after is guaranteed. A sweet, easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Debbie Macomber novel I've read and likely my last. The plot was minimal to none, the characters were okay at best. The change in the male lead from loner to in-love made no sense, no struggle or event to change him; just luckily for her the right girl I guess. It was just a very plain and boring read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was 140 pages of repetition. It started off pretty good and then just started repeating . I feel robbed. Not worth one dollar..
sharon1JT More than 1 year ago
Just delightful. I’ve missed Debbie Macomber’s books about the Alaska men. This book has no nefarious plots, abductions or intrigue – just a really sweet love story. I loved it and so will you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an O.K. book but certainly not one of her best. I felt you could almost determine the outcome early in the book. She is a good author and I will continue to read her books.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Starry Night is a sweet, warm holiday/Christmas based story. What else do we expect from the queen of tender romance writing, Debbie Macomber. It all begins a few weeks before Thanksgiving, when Carrie Slayton, society page journalist a big Chicago based newspaper, gets challenged by her boss to get an interview with Alaskan wilderness author Finn Dalton. The elusive author has refused any interviews since his book hit #1 best seller. If Carrie pulls off this interview her boss told her she has her pick of assignments. Carrie gives up her Thanksgiving holiday time with her family to track down Dalton. She never expects the younger vibrant man she encounters. Getting snowed in gives them plenty of time to really get to know each other and both are reluctant to part. Finn asks Carrie to give up her interview and keep his privacy, now Carrie must decide between her career and the man she thinks could hold her heart. I found Starry Night an absolutely wonderful and utterly delightful story. The characters develop a sweet and tender relationship that is refreshingly genuine. If you are looking for a cute holiday season love story, Starry Night is the perfect book for you. I received this ARC copy of Starry Night from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 8, 2013. Written by: Debbie Macomber Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books  Publication: October 8, 2013 ISBN-10: 0345528891 ISBN-13: 978-0345528896 Rating: 4 Stars Genre: Romance Age Recommendation: Young Adult +
BookMotley More than 1 year ago
Not being a big fan of sappy loves stories I tend to stay away from them, but you cant get ready for the upcoming Christmas season without reading a good cuddle up but the fire with some hot chocolate type book. And that is exactly what this book is all about. We start with a City girl named Carrie trying to make it in the journalism world one horrible assignment after another, filled with pretty boys who wouldn’t know how to change a tire if the obstacle were to come around and Carrie wanted something more with her work life and her love life. She finally gets the chance of a lifetime to prove she is more than just a social party writer by being given the assignment to find the writer of the Best Seller book “Alone” and get an interview with him. Only to find out that finding the writer may present a bigger challenge than she thought. All she needs is one small interview with Finn Dalton and it could change her whole life and open so many doors for her. The only problem is he doesn’t want to be found and definitely doesn’t want to be interviewed. He wants to be what his book’s title suggests… ALONE. When Carrie gets a break she finally finds the writer in the middle of the incredibly freezing Alaska and some unfortunate events lead her to have to stay in the cabin with him for two days. He doesn’t want to talk and he definitely doesn’t want her there but now he’s stuck with her. And he for some reason can’t stop thinking about her, and she can’t stop thinking about him. When she finally gets back home shes stuck between writing the article that could change everything or keeping the man she has developed feelings for trust. This book was a lovely delight to read so I gave it 4/5 stars, I finished this book in one sitting. The fact that it is based on the time around Thanksgiving and Christmas put me in the mood to put up some Christmas decorations around my own home. With both main characters both very likable in the story, there were a few times I personally wanted to punch Finn for being so stubborn and to stop being such a jerk to Carrie. I also felt the reason he disliked his mother was very childish and he definitely was naive for thinking all women are the same. Nevertheless, it was a heartwarming and loving story that I would suggest to some of my friends to grab.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both main characters were emotionally immature and childish. The supporting characters are no better. The plot was expectedly simplistic and ends with the two idiots agreeing to make a go at happily ever after. If you are into might enjoy it. For me it was a regrettable waste of time...not to mention money to purchase it.
sharonka322 More than 1 year ago
I've been trying to do some light reading, summer reading that i can read without much thought. This book qualified. Carrie is a newspaper writer that needs a big break to get off the society page. Finn is a man in hiding, a best selling author who wants to be left alone. Every paper, tv show, magazine is looking to find him, but surprise, Carrie finds him. She gets snowed in with him, and they feel the sparks. (yes, you've read this same story a dozen times). They part, they come together, there is a conflict - sound familiar? There is nothing that's a surprise in this story. The writing is very light. Very light. Like, floating in the air light. If you're looking for a blah book, this is it. I did like the dog. The one smile is for the dog. One Smile.
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"No thanks how bout you tell me bout alli." He said lsying in the sand
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We walk to the beach an sit in the sand hey wanna surf
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I can't believe that it's been 2 years since I read tbis wonderful book. This story had me sitting on the edge of my chair with excitementwondering if he was going to invite her in, or kiss her. And if they was going to get together at the end of the story. But I won't tell you how it ends! But I will tell you that I loved this book so much, that I couldn't put the book down!!!
CookBookworm More than 1 year ago
This is a must read! I couldn't put the book down. Carrie and Finn's developing relationship is truly heartwarming. Debbie Macomber is an amazing author!
BeckyS79 More than 1 year ago
I rarely take the time to post reviews, but of all the Debbie Macomber books that I've read this was my favorite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The young kit padded around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im nlt dead. This is starclan, rught?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes please